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Cataracts would not cause flashes of light with sudden clouding of vision. Do you wear glasses for distance and near? Are you short sighted(myopic)?
I am myopic and do wear glasses all the time.
Have you experienced a sudden bout of fresh floaters in these 3 days?
Yes! Appearing at the same time, I have the biggest floater ever.
I am afraid that you do need to seek help at the earliest. To be on the safer side it is better to get an eye exam by an ophthalmologist at the earliest ( if possible they could find one at the ER). Such a sudden clouding of vision with flashes and floaters could point towards a possible retinal detachment(RD). Thus it is very important to get an eye exam done at the earliest by the nearest eye doctor.
OK, will do. And thanks much. Bruce
Best wishes, Bruce! Take care.